It's quite clear what the conditions are. If we worship God and no one
else, we'll do well. If we don't and worship or serve other gods, we'll be
in troublefor a thousand generations. Is it any wonder that we already
see the beginning of that happening? Russia, which actively tried to do
what the feminists are trying to do here, may never recover from the social and
economic chaos it is in. We already pay the price for it too. It
will take many generations to
alleviate the costs and consequences of the destruction of
our families that are being destroyed in the name of the new gods. Every
Canadian, man, women and child, even every newly-born, carries his share of the national debt
that amounts on average to $108,000 and is growing rapidly as a result of the attempts to
address the mounting social costs that arise out the planned
destruction of our families. Along with that come the stresses
that are turning increasing numbers of people into neurotics or worse.
some [feminist theologians] seek goddess worship as a practice. They
- Symbols of liberation from spiritual inferiority and personal and political
powerlessness; a female superiority or a "manly" ideal.
- Revival of witchcraft (Wicca), which is a return to the goddess. Males witch-hunted, but
the goddess will prevail.
- The old view of witchcraft as demonic and Satanic must give way to the spirituality of
ecological wholeness and pantheistic pleasures.
- Paganism is the spirituality of the ecological movement. (Paraphrased from Margot Adler
in the book, Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and other Pagans
in America Today)
Starbuck, a modern witch, says that the goddess is the world. She is in each of
us, and can be known by each individual in magnificent diversity. Religion is relinking
the divine within to outer manifestations in all of the human and natural world.
(Paraphrased from the book, The Spiritual Dance)
Covens practice the goddess within. Magic is about connection. The goddess within
is viewed as pre-Christian, but historical contradiction is not valued by these
theologians. These views are articulated by Rosemary Ruether in an article in
Christian Century, [whose title is] Goddesses and Witches: Liberation and Counterculture
Feminism. This article points out that much of feminist scholarship regarding the
existence and role of goddess in history is simplistic and ideologically limited.
The feminists use history to claim original female power and goodness along with evil male
conquest and suppression. A historical presence of female deities is not equivalent to
Z Budapest says "After all, if Goddess religion is 60,000 years old or 7,000 years
old, it does not matter. Certainly not for the future! Recognizing the divine
goddess within is where real religion is at." (Also from the book, Drawing Down the
Moon, quoted above)
Often, the new symbolism is based on mythology rather than historical precedent.
Some say Christianity is sexist. They say that a male deity is equal to male
oppression. This distorts the Bible. God is not male or female sexually.
But He is personal. God has no sex organs, except for Jesus, the God-man, who was/is
male in body. The intent is not to depreciate women or exclude feminine
traits. BUT God is not a she. He takes actions that are understood to be
feminine traditionally, but His being is not described as feminine. God is Father,
not Mother. There is a difference between fatherhood and motherhood.
[from Men and Women under Fire]
If many feel that one God is too burdensome for society and that adherence to His
teachings caused many of the ills that afflict it, how can turning to literally thousands
of mythical deities alleviate the "problems" that are alleged to have
been caused by Christian morality?
How will substituting an individual personal goddess help us to become unified on a common
code of ethics?